William Paterson University of New Jersey

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

300 Pompton Road

Wayne, NJ 07470

(973) 720-2125

(877) 978-3923

Fax: (973) 720-2910



Contact: Colleen O’Connor

Director of Admissions
Main Address

300 Pompton Road

Wayne, NJ 07470

(973) 720-2000

www.wpunj.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 8,741

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,345

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,608

Graduate enrollment: 1,515

Setting

Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 63%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 77%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
African-American Studies B
Caribbean Studies B
French Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Management/Merchandising B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Finance B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Public Health B
Speech-Language Pathology B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

William Paterson University of New Jersey Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(973) 720-2000
Website:www.wpunj.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.wpunj.edu/admissions/
Address:300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:10,583
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):50%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,827 (74% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$12,574
Out-of-state Tuition:$20,466
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,953

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

William Paterson University of New Jersey Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at William Paterson University of New Jersey.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services81
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education137
English Language and Literature/Letters12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs152
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology11
Social Sciences152
Visual and Performing Arts43
Grand total34823

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at William Paterson University of New Jersey.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at William Paterson University of New Jersey and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$12,574
Out-of-state$20,466
Books and supplies$1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$12,384
Out-of-state$19,242

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,17889%
Grant or scholarship aid1,04779%$7,953
Student loan aid91769%$6,901

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,43458%$6,304
Federal student loans4,30146%$7,255

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for William Paterson University of New Jersey. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled William Paterson University of New Jersey students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,7914,2566,535
Percent admitted100%75%76%
Percent admitted who enrolled13%15%11%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

William Paterson University of New Jersey Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment10,583
Undergraduate enrollment9,103
Graduate enrollment1,480

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

William Paterson University of New Jersey Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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